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Old 28-Jun-2014, 12:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by rabbit73 View Post
The problem is, the tuners in TVs and boxes can vary a lot in sensitivity, and ability to handle multipath problems, from model to model. What I do, is to compare two tuners side-by-side by using a variable attenuator and a splitter to find out which tuner drops out last as I reduce the signal.
                                  tuner #1
antenna > attenuator > splitter >
                                  tuner #2
With my equipment, my SONY KDL22L5000 has about the same sensitivity as my Apex DT502 and Centronics ZAT502HD boxes. My later SONY KDL22BX320 is about 2 dB more sensitive.

My point, exactly!

Why should I shell out dough, to compare a TV's performance?
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